My final weeks in Copenhagen after my last blog were amazing. The weather was still cold, but there was plenty of sunshine and two of my friends came to visit. I finally went to Tivoli, the amusement park I had heard so much about. It was so much fun, and I was so shocked at how clean it was! It was nothing like Six Flags or Busch Gardens like I expected. Visiting all of my favorite restaurants was also a fun way to say goodbye to the city. I especially miss all of the brunch plates that seemed to be offered at every restaurant.
Coming home was less of a transition than I thought. Maybe part of that was the fact that we ended up having to stay another night in an Amsterdam airport hotel because of flight delays, so by the time I was back home, Copenhagen felt like weeks ago. Since I have been back, everyone has asked me so many questions about abroad and I have found that they are hard to answer. It is hard to sum up a semester of adventure in just a few sentences. There is so much that I learned, and I feel like I really did become so much more independent. Planning travel and coordinating places to stay, what to do, etc. really takes a lot of responsibility and forethought, which I sometimes struggle with.
I am so grateful for the time I spent abroad, and I cannot imagine my college experience without it now. It was incredible experience that allowed me to explore many different countries and cultures. I know that the experience has given me a lot of perspective and allowed me to discover new things about myself.